This week's challenge from the Digi Makeover Challenge is to make your own digi background.
I used a couple different images from the Color It Autumn digi set from Paper Makeup Stamps to make the background, changing the size as needed. The sentiment was a Freebie Friday from Paper Makeup Stamps. After combining the two images on my computer and printing it out, I also highlighted the sentiment with a Spica glitter pen so it would stand out more.
In addition to creating a digi background, I also created my mat using the Burble/Cheesecloth embossing plate from Cheery Lynn Designs. After running it through my machine, I distressed it with Broken Twigs Distress Ink. I added a leaf embellishment and paper floss for a touch of color. Here's a quick tip on wrapping your ribbon or twine around the card without it going over the back: punch a small hole in the card's fold at the top and thread your twine through and tie it like you normally would.
Now it's your turn. You have until 11/20/11 to upload your creation to the Digi Makeover Challenge blog. (You can see the rules there too.) Don't forget to check out all the other great examples from the rest of the design team.